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Posted: 2011-02-05 10:40 am   Permalink

I just recently started carving and also have a ton of sable palms. I asked for some help from the forum and found it. Most suggest using the chainsaw to run down the log vertically to strip off the bark. I tried that and it works great, and obviously the higher RPM chainsaw that you have the easier it will be. I have also used an angle grinder with a flap sanding wheel for the ones with minimal bark and that seems to work well too...just a bit messy and a little more time consuming.

About drying them out...I really haven't let mine dry too much...the centers are still very wet and the logs are heavier but the outer few inches carve great and they seem to allow for more detailed carving than a fully dry log. Hope this helps!

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